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Andréhn-Schiptjenko at CHART Art Fair, August 31 – September 2, 2018

Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, August 31 – September 2, 2018

We look forward to welcoming you in booth no. 31 at Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, where we will present new works by Martin Jacobson, Matts Leiderstam and Xavier Veilhan.

Martin Jacobson (b. 1978, Sweden) rummages through the detritus of art history – flea markets, second hand bookshops and the internet – collecting images of archetypical motifs and themes such as sunsets, forests, mythological images and architectural forms. Recombining these elements, he compiles collages, subsequently transformed into new images; smaller ink drawings and large-scale paintings, often using stark and an almost unreal range of colors. Interpreting these originals is a way for Jacobson to create an image that is both new and old, juxtaposing interior and exteriors, light and darkness, night and day. At first glance, his paintings are seemingly the work of different artists, some being reminiscent of children’s illustrations, other having more art historical tendencies. The result is an eclectic imagery, at once alien and familiar. The common theme in Martin Jacobson’s work lies beneath the surface – his fascination for mythology, dreams and collective memories having held major influence in his process.

Matts Leiderstam (b. 1956, Sweden) uses the personal viewing experience of historical paintings as point of departure for his work, often resulting in complex series of oeuvres that span a long period of time and that are equally informed by the processes of the artist as that of the art-historian. We will be exhibiting his most recent body of work – where the artist’s emphasis on the importance of ways of seeing has been intertwined with abstract art’s care for articulation. Panels is a series of abstract works, simultaneously painting and object and, in keeping with most of Leiderstam’s work, while speaking to vision in general and the gaze in particular, they are best experienced in three-dimensional space.

Xavier Veilhan (b. 1963, France) has been represented by the gallery since 1993 and is now arguably one of France’s most internationally renowned artists. His work is multi-faceted; encompassing sculpture, installation, painting, photography as well as hybrids of all of these, he is also engaged in performance work and filmmaking. He plays with the notions of the generic, of the industrially produced object and of universal representation, creating objects at once ambivalent and stark. Concerned with the scenography of a dedicated presentation, Veilhan addresses issues of perception as well as the physical and temporal relationships created within the context of the exhibition format.

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